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The XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR is Fujifilm’s newest lens, bringing increased versatility and imaging potential to the X-Mount system with a 35mm format equivalent focal length of 24mm and a bright, f/1.4 maximum aperture, which is adjustable in 1/3 EV steps. Together, these features provide excellent light-gathering ability during dusk, nighttime, or indoor shooting situations, along with an expansive...
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My lens came with a lens cap, so why do I need a filter? If you ask most consumer-camera owners why they keep a filter on their lens, a majority will most likely reply, “For protection.” Although filters do, in fact, protect the surface of your lens against dust, moisture and the occasional thumb print, the primary function of lens filters is really to improve the image quality of the pictures...
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Buying Guide
Binoculars are two identical optical devices that use a series of lenses, elements, and prisms to magnify a view for more detail of distant people, places, or things. Observing with both eyes open is more comfortable and more natural compared to using a spotting scope or telescope, for which one eye has to be closed to see properly. Having both eyes open also provides you with a rich and...
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Characterized by sleek point-and-shoot form factors, yet also featuring expansive 30x optical zoom ranges, Sony's two newest Cyber-shots both offer slim styling, enhanced usability, and versatile imaging capabilities. The...
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In this video from B&H Photo, Allan Weitz introduces the new Lensbaby Velvet 56, a 56mm f/1.6 lens that provides soft-focus images, and can focus as close as 5" with a 1:2 reproduction ratio. Weitz describes the feel of the lens itself, and the look of the images that it produces. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you...
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Manfrotto has announced the Digital Director, a new advanced tethering solution and real-time live view monitor for Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras. The Digital Director comprises an Apple-certified iPad holder and a downloadable software app that runs on a user-supplied iPad Air or Air...
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Since its arrival on the mirrorless scene a year ago, the Fujifilm X-T1, along with its contemporary mirrorless competition, has created quite a splash in the camera market. Mirrorless cameras are quickly catching up to the DSLR realm in terms of speed and performance. Today, the photographer entering the market is faced with a real dilemma when it comes to which interchangeable-lens path to...
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Tips and Solutions

In the following video, Allan Weitz shares a useful range of tips to consider when photographing in cold weather. The video begins with a look at some common aspects of shooting that cold weather can affect the most, such as battery failure and mechanical malfunctions. From here, Weitz covers a variety of different protective options for working in cold and wet weather, such as rain covers and...
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Composed of a rugged, all-weather compact camera along with a versatile, advanced retro-styled model, Olympus's newest updates to its Stylus series help to refine the handling and image quality of the company’s flagship point-and-shoots. Now featuring raw shooting abilities and the...
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Dynamic Range is the difference between the brightest part of the scene and the darkest part. Our eyes can see 11 stops of difference between bright light and darkness; a camera can only see five stops. So what we see with our eyes we cannot always capture with a camera. Think of a scene shot from indoors with a window in the background. Invariably, either the window’s light looks nice while the...
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Just about a year after the release of the J4, Nikon has announced an update to its 1 line with the J5. Improving on its predecessor, the J5 has a 20.8MP back side illuminated CX-format CMOS sensor, up from 18.4MP, and a new...
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Back in the good old days, during the infancy of autofocus, you had two options when it came to autofocus: On or Off. Now, with advancements in technology, many cameras, even simple point-and-shoot cameras, have a dizzying array of high-tech autofocus modes to choose from. Honestly, they are intimidating even to experienced shooters. Before we dive in, be forewarned: almost every manufacturer has...
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How does an artistic 17-year-old, alone in New York City, make her way? She works—a lot; three to four part-time jobs, seven days a week! But after ten years of dead-end jobs and increasing debt, she made a bold artistic and personal decision—to attend pre-med courses! What does this have to do with photography, you ask? Be patient. If Gucwa can stand in the snow for 45 minutes, waiting for the...
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Make no mistake: the Nikon COOLPIX P900 is a photo-taking telescope that you hold in your hand. The superzoom point-and-shoot camera has been around for years, albeit under the radar, as the point-and-shoot market has been waged in a war against two competing genres of cameras. On one end: the smartphone camera. On the other: the entry-level DSLR camera with its lower and lower price point. If...
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Not that long ago, virtual reality was a science-fiction term for a novel photographic concept. Now, it's a tool visual professionals use every day. Without a doubt, VR is becoming one of modern day's most impressive and informative digital resources. The Swiss company, Seitz Phototechnik, has made this technology fast, seamless, and shockingly simple with its Roundshot VR Drive Metric Panoramic...
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